Leeds United were linked with re-signing Jonny Howson before Middlesbrough swooped in.
Norwich sold Howson to Middlesbrough earlier in the summer.
Middlesbrough beat off competition from Leeds United to sign Jonny Howson from Norwich City.
Leeds United were said to be interested in Jonny Howson, but he went to Middlesbrough instead.
Middlesbrough will beat Leeds and Sunderland to midfielder Jonny Howson.
Sunderland reportedly tried to sign Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson, but he had already decided to join Middlesbrough.
Both Middlesbrough and Sunderland have lost goalkeepers this summer, and the Leeds United man could replace them.
Leeds United and Middlesbrough are in a battle to sign Norwich City's Jonny Howson.
HITC Sport understands Middlesbrough are closing in on the Norwich midfielder.
The midfielder has been heavily linked with Leeds United and Middlesbrough, but the bookies think Sunderland are in with a shout of signing him.
The recently departed Wolverhampton Wanderers manager is leading the race to become Hull City's next boss.
Norwich City fans have issued a warning to Leeds United about their star midfielder.
The Bradford City defender, who was recently named in League One's team of the season, was linked with a move to Norwich City earlier in the year.